An Ostrich in a New City - Angelo Accardi - Eden Gallery

About The Artwork

"An Ostrich in a New City" by Angelo Accardi is a striking mixed-media painting that blends the surreal with the real. In this captivating scene, a colossal ostrich stands as a commanding presence amidst the ruins of an urban landscape. The bird's sheer size and unexpected placement in a city setting evoke a sense of whimsy and wonder. Above, an airship glides through the sky, adding a touch of steampunk fantasy to the composition. A notable addition is the figure of Pavarotti, whose powerful voice emanates from a building window, infusing the scene with a cultural and musical element. This artwork is a testament to Accardi's unique ability to create surreal narratives that intertwine natural elements with urban decay, all while paying homage to cultural icons.

About The Artist

Originally from a small town in the south of Italy Angelo Accardi moved to Napoli to study fine arts at the Art Academy of Naples. Shortly after, in the early 90s, he set up his personal studio close to his childhood home to embark on his pursuit of painting and sculpture. In the course of his artistic development, Accardi has been on a constant search for new sensations using mixed media to depict figures against differing social backgrounds.

Accardi’s debut on the art scene was strongly characterized by what in Italian art is referred to as “figura,” a representation of the human body, as well as by pictorial and symbolic art. His focus is on the study of humankind and the space we inhabit. Accardi draws from this focus in every one of his collections as he illustrates surreal visions of everyday life under realistic backdrops of urban landscapes.

The cycle of works called Human Collection depicted on an attenuated atmosphere, suggesting the softness of cotton wool – where the figures are masterfully veiled as if by a sheath of moistness – marks a fundamental passage in his artistic development. Ironic and surrealistic, Accardi’s unique perspective and Avant-Garde style has exhibited at galleries as well as several solo and group exhibitions worldwide.

In the last three decades, Accardis’ artistic path led him to contemplate social representations through collections like MisplacedHuman Collection, and Blend. These collections reveal the contradictions in every day, working with commonplace objects and backdrops making the created scene more relatable. Using humor, symbolism, and tributes to famed artists before him Accardi represents culture, history, and even a prediction of the future.


An Ostrich in a New City

Angelo Accardi | Mixed Media Painting

120x200 cm | 47x78 in

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